Swing Dance BR: Dancing in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge always has a great band playing somewhere, but the trouble is that you've got to know WHERE!!! My favorite local bands that play great WCS music include: Stormy, Nightshift, and Coffee. I keep tabs of who is playing where with my dance calender, on a Yahoo groop. Feel free to check it out or e-mail me if you want to go dance. Or if you want to go check out a spot, try Sullivans, or Rick-n-Robins. They always have live music on the weekends.
Dress Code: Put on your boogie shoes!!!
The Fox and the Hound: Just want to hang?
A good Baton Rouge hang out. Easily has the best pool tables in town. Big screen TVs all around, a small bowling alley and other games like darts. They do serve food, but I don't know how good it is.
Dress Code: A little more "upper-class" than most of this college town's bars. Lots of businessmen frequent this place. Still jeans are acceptable, but not the norm.
Texas Club: Honky-tonk Techno?
The Texas club is a large, country/dance musical mesh of a place. Cowboy hats and baggy jeans are side-by-side. Can't we all just get along? Not really. Many big fights break out necessitating their own private SWAT team. Good drinks that are a little on the expensive side. This place does host some of the biggest names in country music.
Dress Code: Whatever your musical taste proclaims is "cool."
The Casino is just across from the State Capitol. It is an authentic turn of the century paddle wheeler which now has 30,000 sqft of gaming facilities. It also has an International Marketplace Buffet and live music in Jesters Bar.
The Argosy is a three-deck riverboat casino on the Mississippi River in the downtown historic district. There is over 29,000 square feet of gaming area. There is a bar on the 2nd level and a Deli on the 1st level. The Casino is connected to the Sheraton
Convention centre and hotel.
Coffee Call (for beignets): Coffee Call (for beignets)
This isn't really a restaurant or a 'nightlife spot' but it is open all night, sometimes, it depends on how the people working there feel as to whether or not they stay open. They serve Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea, and BEIGNETS! It's a great place to go before or after you go out in Baton Rouge.
Dress Code: You will see people there wearing anything from jeans (most typical) to formal attire, and maybe even hardy anything at all!
You could stay at the Chimes...
You could stay at the Chimes and hang out at the bar, or if you would prefer to have a little club action, you can head to the Varsity, which is right next door. There are plenty of bars to go in Tiger Land. Baton Rouge also has two River Boat Casinos. Going out totally depends on what you want to do. I like to dance (swing) so the location changes night to night.
Another bit about beer around the world... you get your name on the wall! My buddy Matt and I hope to one day get our names up there (you can see part of it behind us).
Dress Code: The Chimes, Varsity, and Tigerland bars are all pretty well casual, so no worries there. Just make sure you wear the right shoes for DANCING!
happy's: irish pub
happy's is a very nice replica irish pub located in downtown baton rouge. a fun place to grab a guiness or two downtown.
Dress Code: casual.
- Business Travel
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The Caterie: The Caterie
Fun bands, fun people, good food, reasonably priced beer.
Dress Code: very casual - guys can wear jeans, t-shirt, and a hat but can get reasonably dressed up too (dress pants and shirt)